Certificate IV in Racing (Advanced Harness Driver)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides the skills and knowledge required for you to actively participate in the Harness Racing Industry. You will learn and contribute to the daily care and training of horses as well as developing the skills required to drive standardbred horses in industry level competition. The course is designed to be hands-on and to reflect the realities of the harness racing industry.
  • Entry requirements
    Core units of the Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand). Other Entry Requirements You must be 16 years or older.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Racing (Advanced Harness Driver)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Equine handling, care and maintenance
        * Occupational health and safety as it relates to the racing industry
        * Driving skills to the level of industry competition
        * Basic financial planning

    Duration Options

    Full time - delivery at Junortoun for a minimum 38 hours per week for 32 weeks with an additional period of practical placement.

    Flexible delivery options are available provided you have access to a suitable venue for practical experience.

    Selection Process     • Individual Interview
    Employment Opportunities     

    The harness racing industry has strong employment opportunities for skilled staff. Harness drivers have the flexibility to work freelance or to work in a stable to support training activities and horse care as well as driving.

    Freelance driving alone is a difficult profession unless the driver has significant experience and skill.

    Further Study Options    

    Further study options include the Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Trainer) units.


    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    RGRH205A         Perform basic riding or driving tasks
    RGRH206A         Apply Occupational Health and Safety procedures in horse codes
    RGRH207A         Handle horses safely
    RGRH208A         Work effectively in the thoroughbred or standardbred code of the racing industry
    RGRH209A         Care for horses
    RGRH310A         Oversee safe handling of horses
    RGRH311A         Apply Principles Of Basic Anatomy And Physiology To Horses
    RGRH312A         Lead and co-ordinate personnel effectively in the racing industry
    RGRH313A         Ride or drive horses at track work
    RGRH317A         Maintain horses in a healthy state and safe environment
    RGRH318A         Determine Nutritional Requirements For Standardbreds Or Thoroughbreds
    RGRH319A         Assess health and first aid for standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    RGRH414A         Ride or drive horses in industry-regulated competition
    RGRH415A         Manage personal and business affairs
    RGRH420A         Plan training and racing programs for standardbreds or thoroughbreds
    SRSCOA006A     Implement the fundamental principles of sports psychology
    SRSCOA007A     Provide information about the fundamental principles of eating for peak                                           performance
    SRSCOP020A     Develop a personal financial plan
    SRSCOP026A     Implement and evaluate a time management plan
    SRXCLS004A      Provide advice in order to meet current and anticipated client requirements

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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